Controlling Risky Conditions

Conditions
Atrial Fibrillation

Atrial Fibrillation
In atrial fibrillation, the upper chambers of the heart (the atria) quiver instead of beating effectively to move blood into the ventricle.

Blood Pressure and its Relationship to Stroke
High blood pressure is the leading modifiable risk factor in ischemic and hemorrhagic strokes. And in two-thirds of first strokes, patients have blood pressure higher than 160/95.

General Tips for Controlling Risk Factors
Anti-Clotting Agents Explained
Antiplatelet and anticoagulant therapies are at the heart of preventing recurrent strokes.

What You Can Do
Tips for keeping risk factors under control.

Converging Risk Factors
Understanding the connection between risk factors for heart disease and stroke.